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SON SET TO UNVEIL 35 NEW ISO STANDARDS FOR OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY – SALIM

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Wednesday, 20 October 2021

The Director General of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Farouk Salim, has stated that Agency is planning to unveil about 35 new ISO standards for the nation’s oil and gas industry. 

Salim emphasised that the move was apt in keeping Nigeria abreast of global trends in its bid to remain competitive at the international market, noting that the oil and gas sector plays a significant role in Nigeria’s quest for foreign exchange 

Salim, who was represented by the Group Head Chemtech, SON, Mrs. Theresa Ojomo, at the batch B Technical Committee (TC) meeting for Corrosion Inhibition Standards at the SON Ogba laboratory complex, Lagos, also stated the need to harmonise practices in various sectors of the economy. 

He said: “This Technical Committee meeting is for the adoption of 35 ISO Standards for Nigerian use and its benefits are enormous for the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry. 

“A total of 35 standards were adopted and they include, ISO 3233-1 2019 part 1-3 paints and varnishes Determination of percentage volume of non-volatile matter, IS0 19097-1 2018 part 1 -2 Accelerated Life Test method of Mixed Metal Oxide Anode for Catholic Protection, ISO 13847: 2013 Petroleum and natural gas industries- pipelines transportation systems to name but a few.” 

He added that the purpose of the TC meeting was to capture details on standard requirements for metal corrosion inhibition, enhance regulation, certification, and speedy service delivery in the sector, thereby adding value and generating revenue for the economy 

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